Friday, November 06, 2009

Runaway Bus in Russia: The Rest of the Story

Just in case you missed this, recently a passenger bus in Perm, Russia had brake failure and crashed into 20 vehicles before coming to a stop two kilometers down the road. The drama peaked when the bus plowed through a pedestrian walkway and a man escaped certain death by millimeters. His peripheral vision must be amazing. Watch the video.

Doesn't that just make your heart pound? Good lesson for when crossing the street. I'm going keep my eyes on those drivers. Listen, I just found an update on the story: Here's an interview with the surviver, Vitaly, 23, a medical student who tells about being late for a date. Gotta love this!

Here's the near-miss in slow motion from YouTube:

And that's not all! This is the near-miss from four cameras, as reported on the all-news station out of Moscow.

I can imagine that our hero, Vitaly, bought his girlfriend flowers. Better yet, maybe she bought him some! How about you, dear blog reader? Any near misses? Ever beyond thankful for a *guardian angel?*

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